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My B12 and iron are good on blood test but why is hemoglobin low?

My B12 and iron are good on blood test but why is hemoglobin low?

More tests: There are more tests which need to be done to figure it out. Work with your doctor until the cause is known. If they cant figure it out, go to a hematologist. ...Read more

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What does low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low much and high rdw mean? My labs have been like this for over a year

What does low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low much and high rdw mean? My labs have been like this for over a year

Anemia: Depending on other lab values you may have a B12 or folate (folic acid) deficiency as well, would need more info on your case. You are welcome to make a HealthTap Prime or Concierge appointment with me and we can review all the labs and your current medical history. Then I can give you a much better idea of what you are dealing with. ...Read more

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I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?

I have Hemoglobin (low iron) is there anything I can do? Or any medications, vitamins I could take to fix this?

Ok then: We all have hemoglobin. Some have low hemoglobin (anemia), of which one of the types of anemia is due to low iron. Discuss with your doctor as this is many times due to blood loss, and it's sometimes necessary to treat what's causing the iron deficiency, and not just replacing iron. But in meantime you can probably start some simple Iron supplements. The pharmacist can point them out to you. ...Read more

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My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal, ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.

My iron is low. Hemoglobin low side of normal, ferritin 7, saturation 9%. Dr suggested iron ivs. Is this safe? Risks side effects and chances of thwm.

It's your call: I think they're safe enough, the chances of serious harm from them is low, and you'll feel better faster. Some folks do get sickish during the infusion. I do trust that a cause for your iron deficiency has been sought adequately -- I've seen colon cancer missed in a woman in her 20's with fatal results. If you're deficient due to monthy loss, talk about supplements; if from reflux, Rx'ing this. ...Read more

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Had chest pains for over a month. Hemoglobin low but normal. Cardiac work up, normal. I started to take iron and my chest pain has gone away.?

Had chest pains for over a month. Hemoglobin low but normal. Cardiac work up, normal. I started to take iron and my chest pain has gone away.?

That is Great: I am glad your pain went away. Not sure if the iron did it or it went away on its own. Whatever the reason it is gone and you are comfortable again. You know it was not your heart and anemia does not usually cause pain. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

What does it mean when you have low red blood count, low hemoglobin, low hemocrit and high platelet count?

Anemia: A low red blood cell count is called anemia. Anemia can be further classified as microcytic when due to iron deficiency, or macrocytic when due to B12 deficiency. Sometimes we have a low blood cell count from bleeding or several other disorders. Elevated platelets are called thrombocytosis. Platelets are an acute phase reactant and elevate for several primary and secondary reasons. ...Read more

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RBC Low 3.99 HCT Low 36.4 Iron: 41 TIBCC 459 FERR 6.4 - iron deficiet anemia but why isn't my hemoglobin low?

RBC Low 3.99 HCT Low 36.4 Iron: 41 TIBCC 459 FERR 6.4 - iron deficiet anemia but why isn't my hemoglobin low?

Iron deficient: Your hemoglobin may be low normal, but your iron stores are still depleted and if you do not correct the deficiency you will become anemic, especially of you are losing more than usual amount of blood each month. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco or alcohol in any form.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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Help!! What does it mean when you have low hemoglobin, low hemocrait, low mcv, low mch, low mchc high rdw, high iron binding capacity, low ferritin?

Iron deficiency: You and your physician need to find the cause. It may be anything from heavy periods to non-supplementing vegetarianism to a bleeding gut ulcer or tumor to hookworm to a host of others. Good luck finding the real cause. You wil feel better when you are treated. ...Read more

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What causes a low hematocrit, low hemoglobin, low mcv, and elevated liver enzymes?

What causes a low hematocrit, low hemoglobin, low mcv, and elevated liver enzymes?

Medical illnesses: There are many medical conditions that can cause these things...In general, you have anemia, and abnormal liver function tests that need to be evaluated and treated depending on the results of why you are anemic and have elevated liver enzymes. ...Read more

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What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

What does it mean when you have a high rdw, normal RBC, low hemoglobin, low hematocrit, low mcv, &mch and low mchc?

Iron deficiency: This combination suggests iron deficiency anemia. Your evaluation will look into this option as well as some other causes of these small red cells with anemia. ...Read more

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My my red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?

My my red blood cells level is 19.7, hematocrit low, hemoglobin low, MCV low, mchc low what do this mean for my heath?

Anemia needs exam: Hi Patricia. I need to know your real numbers. I suspect RBC is 1.97 Vs abt 5.0 for healthy. Then if Hgb, MCV, MCHC all low, you have anemia and needs treatment which Depends on cause. It can be either low production from your organ or increased turnover or blood loss. See you doc to do more tests and ask to have blood smear evaluated by hematologists pathologist. May need other specialists too. ...Read more

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One year old with low hmc low hemoglobin low lymphocytes low RBC and high WBC high fritine, what does it mean?

One year old with low hmc low hemoglobin low lymphocytes low RBC and high WBC high fritine, what does it mean?

Need more info: Actual values are needed for proper evaluation. Lab results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the test would be in the best position to advise you. ...Read more

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Explanations for elevated bilirubin? (indirect high, direct normal)...also normal hemoglobin, low platelets, other liver function tests normal

Explanations for elevated bilirubin? (indirect high, direct normal)...also normal hemoglobin, low platelets, other liver function tests normal

Need more info: About 2-3% of otherwise normal people have elevated bilirubin, usually less than 5.0 mg/dL. Gilbert's disease is a usual cause and it despite disease in the name, it does not adversely affect a person's health. If you have any symptoms, it would be prudent to see your doctor. Consult this site for more info.

http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/gilberts-syndrome/basics/definition/CON-20024904 ...Read more

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My son is a 5 years old, he has ongoing periodical fevers, his blood work shows low HEMOGLOBIN, low HEMATOCRIT, low RBC, low LYMPHOCYTES, high BASOPHILS.

My son is a 5 years old, he has ongoing periodical fevers, his blood work shows low HEMOGLOBIN, low HEMATOCRIT, low RBC, low LYMPHOCYTES, high BASOPHILS.

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining your son and his health status warrants a thorough evaluation by a pediatrician and this is not an appropriate forum for such evaluation.
Wish you and you son good health! . ...Read more

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What could cause one lung to fill with blood? 82 yr old female. Congestive Heart Failure, severe heart blockage. Diabetes. Hemoglobin low.

What could cause one lung to fill with blood? 82 yr old female. Congestive Heart Failure, severe heart blockage. Diabetes. Hemoglobin low.

Many causes: CHF, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary embolism, arteriovenous malformation, cancer, pneumonia, anticoagulation just to name a few. This type of question is very difficult to answer because it involves a lot more questions from the doctor's point of view. Also, knowing whether blood was in the airways of the lung itself or around the lung in the chest cavity might help. ...Read more

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What medical conditions can cause low hemoglobin, low mcv, elevated liver enzymes? I'm extremely fatigued, excessive sweating, fast heartbeat back pai

IRON DEF ANEMIA: You have 2 conditions, anemia due to iron def most likely due to heavy menses. Elevated liver enzymes may be due to hepatitis. Both conditions linked may be due to some hemoglobinopathy such as thallassemia in addition. Suggest start oral iron and check for hepatitis b and c and hemoglobin electrophoresis ...Read more